Fall 2008 Service Update

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tewcewl, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    "The customer"? More like "a small subset of customers".

    It doesn't tick me off. When I want to check something on screen, I already have to click "Clear" in 99% of the cases. But almost every time I pause it is to leave the show and come back, so the extra "More about" bar doesn't matter there anyway.

    The same people who hate this probably hate the yellow star. Just cancel your subs and get over it. Money talks.
     
  2. etz

    etz New Member

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    hard to cancel a house full of lifetime boxes. They already got the money, but then changed the product for the worse.
     
  3. RoyK

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    In my case at least that's true.

    And if you don't like reading postings critical of TiVo's implementation of certain features I suggest you get over it or find another forum to read.
     
  4. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

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    I got the quick hide of the progress bar to work. :)

    During pause you need to hit the down arrow to remove the “more about” box, then hit play and enter the quick hide code “SELECT-PLAY-SELECT-PAUSE-SELECT".
     
  5. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Oh, for the days when it was just a yellow star! Now we get the gigantic banner with graphic.
     
  6. tubbo

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    If I were to upgrade to a Series3, could I upgrade without having to purchase another subscription? I got a lifetime subscription back 3-4 years ago and I was wondering if it would carry over with another box.
     
  7. aus1ander

    aus1ander New Member

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    Lifetime is tied to the box, not the person. So, unfortunately, the answer is no.

    If you had a month-to-month subscription, this can be transferred to a new box, especially useful if you have a grandfathered plan from several years ago (like discounted MSD at 6.95/mo).
     
  8. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    Lifetime subscriptions aren't transferable (at least not for free). There was a $299 transfer fee, but as that's the same rate for a new lifetime subscription you might as well just get that.
     
  9. bicker

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    Looks like both sides of this issue will have to "get over" reading postings critical of their perspective, or "find another forum to read".

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Anyone looking for an un-rebutted soap-box from which to project their own perspective in exclusivity is in the wrong place.
     
  10. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    The thing is that some have gone on and on and on for years about how awful the advertising it. There are things about my TiVo that I don't like too and I voice my displeasure about, but nothing that I would just complain and complain and complain about and STILL keep using the product.

    If you don't like advertising on your TiVo, shouldn't you realize by now that it's clear that it's not going away, and you will have to either accept it or find an alternative (which paradoxically might mean the ads WILL go away, if they lose enough customers because of the ads)?
     
  11. Laserfan

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    Maybe someday Tivo will offer, like many *websites* for example, a PREMIUM service (subscription) which, for a buck-or-three more, will provide an ad-free interface.

    For those whose underwear sticks up there whenever they see an advertisement! :p
     
  12. jhimmel

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    How did you determine that?

    Jim H.
     
  13. Bodie

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    Hmmm, well there goes that theory...
     
  14. bicker

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    I suspect he did so like folks "determined" most of the other comments of the same order in this thread (or on these forums, for that matter).
     
  15. MickeS

    MickeS Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I made it up to fit my argument, as is customary. :D
     
  16. LADYBUGBLUE2002

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    Is that the only things you get? I don't get anything but I doubt in Canada we get....the thing is the free videos like cnet are no longer available to me as well as onetruemedia. The listing does tell me that I need to be on a home network, which I have and to have my privacy status is not opt out. I have opted in so it should work. My brother has not opted in but he gets the videos...so what gives?

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  17. bojiro

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    I hate this as well! Ads cannot be far behind!
     
  18. alansh

    alansh Active Member

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    My 542 has the menu option now for downloads, but going into it just gives a screen saying that I need to be opted-in (I am) and have a broadband connection (I do). Downloads are also enabled in my TiVo account.

    I can get Amazon downloads via Swivel Search, just not from the main menu option.
     
  19. Dec 1, 2008 #199 of 345
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    barbeedoll New Member

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    Just off the phone with TiVo. It was only my Series 2s that started with 140 000 that wouldn't take the "opt out" permanently. They tell me that this should be fixed with the new update in about a week and a half.

    I hope this is true. Meanwhile, the fix worked for the other 9 TiVos and it is a delight.

    Barbeedoll
     
  20. Dec 1, 2008 #200 of 345
    Toni

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    Thanks, I hope that's true too. The TiVo I tried it with is a 140. The other two aren't in front of me so I'm not sure what they are, but hopefully it will be fixed soon and it won't matter.
     

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